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Fringe Festival, Rottnest Island & Kings Park in Perth, Australia

Best things to do in Perth Australia - Amanda Kendle - Quokka on Rottnest Island by Mark Stoop on Unsplash

A quokka on Rottnest Island. Photo by Mark Stoop on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Amanda Kendle of about Perth, Australia. Amanda’s tips for the best things to do in Perth are awesome because she was born in Perth and returned to start a family and enjoy the incredible beaches.

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Best things to do in Perth Australia - Amanda Kendle - Cottesloe Beach by Nathan Hurst on Unsplash

Cottesloe Beach is one of the many beautiful beaches to visit in Perth. Photo by Nathan Hurst on Unsplash.

Perth, Australia

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Destination Perth, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in Perth Australia - Amanda Kendle - Matagarup Bridge and Optus Stadium

Two of the iconic structures in Perth are Matagarup Bridge and Optus Stadium.

Getting around Perth

The local airport is Perth Airport (PER), which is about a 15-minute drive to the city. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Amanda says that public transport isn’t great, and you’ll wish that you had a car when visiting attractions outside the CBD (central business district). For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz. Within the CBD, the CAT (Central Area Transport) Buses offer five routes depending on where you’re going. Best of all, they are free to ride.

If you don’t want to rent a car, rideshare apps from Uber, Didi, and Ola are excellent ways to get around.

Best things to do in Perth Australia - Amanda Kendle - John Oldham Park by Harry Cunningham on Unsplash

There are many parks to visit to enjoy nature, like John Oldham Park. Photo by Harry Cunningham on Unsplash.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Amanda Kendle about Perth, Australia. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Perth, Australia
  • Green dots = best things to do in Perth, Australia
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Perth, Australia

Who is Amanda Kendle?

Amanda Kendle is a travel lover who’s lived in Asia and Europe but is now based in her hometown of Perth, Western Australia. She’s hosted The Thoughtful Travel Podcast since 2016 and has been a travel writer and blogger since 2005. Her website, Not A Ballerina, is a travel blog that nudges those who think they might like to travel somewhere to get up and go.

The Not A Ballerina blog started in 2005 as a way to share her publications in print and online travel magazines with family and friends, but it’s evolved far beyond that and now it’s a place where Amanda hopes fellow travelers – armchair ones included – can think about why travel is important and what it can teach us.

Best things to do in Perth Australia - Amanda Kendle at Fremantle street

Amanda Kendle at Fremantle street.

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You can connect with Amanda on her website and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

We Travel There - Perth Australia - Amanda Kendle - podcast one sheet

Click here to download our one-page guide of Amanda’s tips for Perth.

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Best things to do in Perth Australia - Amanda Kendle - Go Cultural Indigenous tour at Elizabeth Quay

Learn local customs and history with the Go Cultural Indigenous tour at Elizabeth Quay.

Stay tuned for our next episode

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Josh and Sasha

Listen to the next episode when Joshua Symons of Two Passports shares the best things to do in London, UK. In this episode, Josh and I talk about visiting Buckingham Palace, attending Christmas markets throughout the city, and touring Click Prison, the oldest jail in London. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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